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Red-billed Oxpecker

Oxpeckers: A Taste for Blood

In the savannah, most large mammals depend on the services of a common ‘grooming crew,’  the ever-present oxpecker, one of the most commonly sighted birds on our  live cameras. On Mpala we have red-billed oxpeckers and yellow-billed oxpeckers.  Where both species feed together, the yellow-billed are generally dominant. The birds perch on wild and domestic animals to eat parasites found in

Jane Goodall with a baby chimp. Photo courtesy of janegoodall.org

Jane Goodall Visits Mpala Research Centre

It was a special week at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. Conservation icon Dr. Jane Goodall was here, spreading a message of hope for the next generation of scientists and nature lovers. “When scientists say it’s too late…that’s where I think they’re wrong. I think we have a window of time–we know that we

Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

All About the Leopard Tortoise

Mpala Research Centre is home to many reptile species including the unmistakable Leopard tortoise. Each day, one or more slow but sure individuals will be seen crossing from one end of the Mpala campus to the other. They bear dome shells with distinctive yellow and brown spots and radiating circles that make the leopard tortoise one of the

Puff Adder (Bitis arietans)

Snakes in Action

Snakes elicit all manner of emotions in humans and other animals world over. Some people shudder at the idea of being near snakes while others keep them as pets. Due to limited knowledge about these creatures, they are often misunderstood. On one occasion, viewers on Explore.org were treated to a rare moment when a bright

A young giraffe calf sticks close to its mother

Wounded Giraffes Treated in the Wild

Tall, elegant and with delicate strides characterised by an effortless ambling walk or gallop, the giraffe is a favourite animal for many people here on Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. The name “giraffe” comes from the Arabic word for “graceful.” One of the most distinguished of all African mammals, the giraffe is

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